60 days in Southern California Itinerary

60 days in Southern California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern California itinerary planner

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San Diego
— 21 nights
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Riverside
— 6 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 11 nights
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Los Angeles
— 21 nights
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San Diego

— 21 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online trip planner.

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in May, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Riverside.

Things to do in San Diego

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 21:

Riverside

— 6 nights
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Get out of town with these interesting Riverside side-trips: San Bernardino (Rim of the World Highway & Glen Helen Raceway). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside National Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Riverside Art Museum, admire the majestic nature at California Citrus State Historic Park, and take an in-depth tour of Heritage House.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Riverside online day trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Riverside in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Riverside, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Riverside

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 27:

Santa Barbara

— 11 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara is known for wineries, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum, get a tailor-made plan with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Riverside to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Riverside in June, with highs in Santa Barbara at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 8:

Los Angeles

— 21 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 83°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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